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Q SEW Pp�T <br />CITY OF <br />z NEWPORT BEACH <br />c�<,FORN'P City Council Staff Report <br />September 10, 2019 <br />Agenda Item No. SS5 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: Seimone Jurjis, Community Development Director - 949-644-3232, <br /> <br />PREPARED BY: Jaime Murillo, Principal Planner, jmurillo(a� <br />PHONE: 949-644-3209 <br />TITLE: Code Amendment Update Related to Residential Design Standards <br />(PA2019-070) <br />ABSTRACT: <br />In May of 2019, the City Council initiated amendments to Newport Beach Municipal Code <br />(NBMC) Title 15 (Building and Construction), Title 20 (Zoning Code) and Title 21 (Local <br />Coastal Program Implementation Plan) related to building height and massing, third story <br />development standards, and beach cottage preservation. Staff conducted a community <br />meeting on August 19, 2019, presenting the proposed amendments to the public and <br />design community. <br />Staff will provide an update to <br />proposals and the comments rec <br />for the City Council's input on the <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />the City Council regarding the <br />jived at the community meeting. <br />proposed amendments. <br />current amendment <br />Lastly, staff is asking <br />Receive presentation and provide staff direction regarding proposed amendments. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />On Monday, August 19, 2019, staff held a community meeting to share potential code <br />amendments intended to minimize bulk and mass associated with current residential <br />development trends. Specifically, three separate amendments were proposed: <br />1. Third Floor Massing- Establish limitations regulating covered roof deck areas and <br />redefining the definition of gross floor area to include unfinished attics with a ceiling <br />height of 6 feet or greater. <br />2. Single -Unit and Two -Unit Developments in the Multiple Residential Zoning <br />District - Restrict single -unit and two -unit dwellings developed on lots zoned for <br />Multiple Residential (RM) to the development standards applicable to the <br />standards of the Two -Unit Residential (R-2) Zoning District. <br />SS5-1 <br />